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USEF Network Re-Releases 2006 Hit Animal Planet® Television Series, “Horse Power: Road to the Maclay”

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 7, 2017, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . - Adding to its extensive on-demand library, the re-release of the 2006 Animal Planet® hit television series, “Horse Power: Road to the Maclay” marks the first time USEF Network has carried a reality television series in its content library. Beginning, Thursday, November 9, and for the next six consecutive Thursdays, an episode will be released on the USEF Network , culminating in the season finale on December 14. “We have been working to bring US...

US Equestrian Announces 2018 USEF Combined Driving National Championships

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 6, 2017, 10:37 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the following dates and locations of the 2018 USEF Combined Driving National Championships, including new preliminary and intermediate division championships: Advanced Four-in-Hand Horse: March 15-18, 2018; Live Oak International CAI2*, Ocala, Fla. Intermediate Divisions: March 15-18, 2018; Live Oak International, Ocala, Fla. (Single Pony, Pair Pony, Pony Team, Single Horse, Pair Horse, Four-in-Hand Horse) Advanced Single Horse: April...

Gates and Alex Claim 2017 $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at CP National Horse Show

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 5, 2017, 5:28 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – The 2017 $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday morning at the CP National Horse Show. The $30,000 two round competition served as the final leg of the championship and determined the overall standings. Jennifer Gates and Alex delivered under pressure to clinch the national title. The championship began Thursday with 17-year-old Madison Goetzmann (Skaneateles, N.Y.) and Prestigious, her 10-year-old Westphalian...

Gates and Alex Shine in Second Competition of $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at CP National Horse Show

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 3, 2017, 9:49 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – The 2017 $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship continued Friday at the CP National Horse Show with the second of three competitions. Jennifer Gates and Alex were in fine form to win the $20,000 jump-off competition and take the lead in the overall championship standings. Jennifer Gates and Alex (Shawn McMillen Photography) Eight out of the 20 combinations in the class went clear in the first round. In the jump-off, 21-one-year-old Gates (Medina, Wash.) and...

US Equestrian Supports USEA in Statement on Frangible Technology

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 3, 2017, 11:30 AM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation supports the recent statement made by our Eventing Affiliate, the United States Eventing Association, regarding the use of reverse frangible technology. The welfare and safety of our equine and human athletes must always be our highest priority and we appreciate the efforts being made by the USEA to study this issue and make recommendations that support this priority.

Goetzmann and Prestigious Win First Competition of $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at CP National Horse Show

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 2, 2017, 5:53 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – The 2017 $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship began Thursday at the CP National Horse Show with the first of three competitions. Madison Goetzmann and Prestigious won the $15,000 faults-converted competition against a class of 22 competitors. Madison Goetzmann and Prestigious (Shawn McMillen Photography) Seventeen-year-old Goetzmann (Skaneateles, N.Y.) and Prestigious, her 10-year-old Westphalian gelding, had a clear, fast round to finish with a time of...

Updated: Rising Talent Ready for $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at CP National Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 1, 2017, 5:57 PM EST

Lexington, Ky . – Now in its third year, the $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship is set to begin at the CP National Horse Show. The championship, held November 2-5 in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, will consist of three competitions with fences up to 1.50 meters in height. Twenty-one athletes between the ages of 16 and 25 will compete in the championship in hopes of claiming top honors. The $15,000 faults-converted competition will kick off the...

US Equestrian Announces Partnership with BarnManager

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Nov 1, 2017, 2:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) is pleased to announce that innovative equestrian software, BarnManager, has become a sponsor of US Equestrian as the Official Barn Management Software. “Many of our US Equestrian members own and run their own equine-related businesses,” says US Equestrian CEO, Bill Moroney. “Our partnership with BarnManager will give these business owners an additional tool to assist in running their business. We...

For Para-Dressage Athlete Mary Jordan, Riding is “Spiritual Medicine”

by Ashley Swift | Oct 31, 2017, 3:00 PM EST

Mary Jordan, a lifelong equestrian and a developing Grade V para-dressage athlete, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) 15 years ago. But despite the ups and downs that accompany the neurological disease and treatment, Jordan has always found a way back to the saddle. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 Photo: RMBPhotography.com Jordan competes in both para- and able-bodied dressage. Last month, she won the Grade V Freestyle class at the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship, and now...

Know Before You Show: New Rules for a New Competition Year

by United States Hunter Jumper Association | Oct 31, 2017, 3:00 PM EST

Below are important rule changes that will be effective Dec. 1, 2017 , for the 2018 competition year and affect Hunter/Jumper competition. Please take the time to review these important updates that were developed with horse and rider well-being and safety, fairness of play, and enhancing the competitive experience in mind. Click here for a comprehensive list of rule changes that were approved in early 2017 and will take effect for the 2018 competition year. View the entire 2018 USEF Rulebook...